Sophie Turner Hits Out At Petition To Rewrite Game Of Thrones Final Season
*WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD, APPROACH WITH CAUTION*
We get it, not everyone is going to like the same thing - that being Game of Thrones. We wish there could be peace and harmony but there never will be, which pretty much explains why a petition was set up to have the HBO fan-favourite remade with 'competent writers'. Ouch.
Days ago, the change.org campaign amassed more than a million signatures (it currently stands at 1.3 million) and Sansa Stark (sorry, Sophie Turner) has had a thing or two to say about it, mainly that it's 'disrespectful'.
In an interview with the New York Times, the queen of the newly independent North said that her ending was 'perfect' for her but that she wasn't 'surprised' by the negative reaction.
Sophie, 23, told the publication: "People always have an idea in their heads of how they want a show to finish, and so when it doesn't go to their liking, they start to speak up about it and rebel.
"The thing about Game of Thrones that's always been amazing is the fact that there's always been crazy twists and turns, right from Season one with Ned's beheading. So Daenerys becoming something of the 'Mad Queen' - it shouldn't be such a negative thing for fans. It's a shock for sure, but I think it's just because it hasn't gone their way.
"All of these petitions and things like that - I think it's disrespectful to the crew, and the writers, and the filmmakers who have worked tirelessly over 10 years, and for 11 months shooting the last season. Like 50-something night shoots.
"So many people worked so, so hard on it, and for people to just rubbish it because it's not what they want to see is just disrespectful."
Turner also said that she was so emotional during the final meeting of the Starks that she would cry every time the filming team cut the scene because she thought it was the end.
She does, however, feel that her story ended as it should have done, telling the New York Times: "I loved it. It's the only place that she really, truly feels safe. It's the place that she's the most capable of ruling.
"She would be a fair and loving ruler, and it's what she's been striving for this whole series: to go back home, to protect her home. And finally she has that."
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